English version

boom town

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Business, Industry
boom townˈboom town noun [countable]  BTIa town or city that suddenly becomes very successful because there is a lot of new industry
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boom townThe oil price hike in 1973 turned Nabru into a boom town.For Sharm el Sheikh is a boom town.This port, founded as late as 1 130, very quickly came to enjoy all the characteristics of a boom town.And really it was a boom town.As a kid it had always struck me that it was like some western boom town.
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